Friendship

Navigating the Male Friendship Recession

A Conversation with Mark Greene

Watch this interview with Mark Greene about why male friendships seem so difficult for men to get and how therapists can help. Read more

Editor's Note: March/April 2024

The Loneliness Epidemic

This issue aims to explore what we can do about loneliness in our therapy offices—not just for kids and young adults, but for people at any stage of life Read more

A Therapy Session With Friends

An Untapped Resource for Emotional Health

There are no formalized rituals, rules, or obligations to ground or support a friendship. Should therapists change that? Read more

I Want to Be My Client's Friend

A Taboo Longing in the Therapy Room

How far is friendship from the special type of closeness we call the therapeutic relationship? Read more

In Search of The Great Male Friend

One Man’s Quest for Intimacy

Grown men don’t say things like “I’ve got nobody to play with.” Or do they? A journalist explores what therapists are seeing across the country: the... Read more

Esther Perel on the Art of Making Friends

Skills for Cultivating Vibrant Connections

Navigating the potential discomfort of opening ourselves up to others is a skill we all have to learn through trial and error. Read more

Cultivating Relationships in Real Life

Seven Strategies for Guiding Lonely Young Adults

By asking the right questions in therapy, we can help make the road to adulthood less lonely for high school and college-age kids. Read more

Family Matters September 14, 2022

Unhappy Campers

When a Guys’ Weekend Goes South

A nightmare camping trip exposes the limits—and possibilities—of male bonding. Read more

Family Matters March 7, 2014

Reading the Lake

After 30 Years, a Sanctuary is Threatened

Our heads may tell us that we need to embrace inevitable changes as we grow older, but our hearts often tell a different story. Read more

Family Matters July 1, 2012

Mozart Redux

Not All Families are Related by Blood

Not all families are related by blood. Read more